Island Grown Schools Curriculum Toolkit

PreK, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle, High School
Units for every grade level that build on each other and provide a meaningful food education for students in Martha Vineyards.

Teaching Organic Farming

Training outlines to teach organic horticulture.

Composting in the Classroom: Scientific Inquiry for High School Students

A comprehensive guide for teachers interested in guiding compost research projects by high school students.

Fundamentals of Organic Farming and Gardening: An Instructors Guide

This curriculum is designed as an instructors guide. It is intended to give instructors in a variety of settings information on the scientific basis for Organic Farming and Gardening. It can be used in its entirety as a full course or selected sections can be inserted as a supplement to a general course on agriculture or gardening.

Jr. Master Gardeners

"The Junior Master Gardener program is an international youth gardening program of the University Cooperative Extension network. JMG engages children in novel, ""hands-on"" group and individual learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind."

Sustainable Agriculture Activity Guides: On-Farm Experiential Learning for High School and College Students

This collection of activity guides is designed for use with students who visit college and university farms and similar farm programs that are involved in youth education. The guides cover nine field-based activities focusing on diverse sustainable agriculture activities and concepts that can be completed within one hour.

The Great Garden Detective Adventure: A Standards-Based Gardening Nutrition Curriculum

Grades 3-4, Discover what fruits and vegetables are sweetest, crunchiest, and juiciest through a series of investigations and fun experiences connecting the school garden to the classroom, school cafeteria, and home. This eleven-lesson curriculum for 3rd and 4th grades includes bulletin board materials, veggie dice, fruit and vegetable flash cards, and ten issues of Garden Detective News for parents/caregivers.

Dig In! Standards-Based Nutrition Education from the Ground Up

For 5th-6th Grades, Explore a world of possibilities in the garden and on your plate using ten inquiry-based lessons that engage 5th and 6th graders in growing, harvesting, tasting, and learning about fruits and vegetables. Dig In! includes:

  • A Gardening Guide (in the Teacher's Guide)
  • Dig In! At Home Parent Booklets
  • Six Dig In! Posters
  • An Eat Smart To Play Hard With MyPlate Poster